Fits Classic Revell CSS Alabama, the Historic Civil War Confederate Warship. This is a Wood Deck for the 1/96 CSS Alabama manufactured by Revell. Our decks are micro-thin (about the thickness of a heavy sheet of paper) and made of 100% real wood, backed with fleece to provide working strength.Our manufacturing process combines color Printing and Laser Cutting for extreme precision. Decks are intended to be cemented to plastic model with wood glue, styrene cement, contact cement, or epoxy. We do not provide a self-adhesive backing as our experience has shown that these can be problematic in positioning.
With the fleece backing, the glue has plenty of surface to bind to. Photos above show our test fit process on the actual kit. We didn't do the neatest job of gluing or painting the trim - we were most interested in just making sure that the pieces lined up properly and that the nibbing looked correct.
Our build time to apply all of the deck pieces was about 30 minutes, and the result us PHENOMENAL. Way easier than laying individual planks, and the end result is much better in terms of fineness of detail, incorporation of accurate nibbing techniques, and overall effect. Be sure to check out the close-up photos to see the phenomenal detail printed into the sheet. Now you can get the best-looking deck EVER on a model of the CSS Alabama. The planking pattern molded into the deck is overscale, but our fine printing process allows for historic scale accuracy.Note the close-ups that feature the scale nibbing pattern at the bow, and the individual plank tint variations. Our process uses a very fine inkjet printed line 1/300 of an inch thick and printed in grey to simulate the oakum that was inserted between the actual deck planking on wooden sailing ships. We use this complicated two-step printing process because we are able to apply a line much thinner than "burning" in the pattern with the laser. Also, the simulated end-cuts between the planks are also printed in a tone consistent with the oakum, avoiding the extra-dark chocolaty-brown lines that can result when relying upon the laser to do this. The net result is that you have a real wood surface that looks like real wood, with accurate scale and color oakum lines to separate the individually colored planks. But we didn't stop there. The BIGGEST problem with the Revell kit is that the molded-in deck sweeps for the pivot guns were totally wrong. So we fixed that by custom-manufacturing a set of photo etched metal that faithfully represents historic deck sweeps in 1/96 scale. We also provide a cardstock template that allows you to carefully position the sweeps exactly where they need to go. AND, since many of the deck fittings in the kit are inaccurate as well, we provide a mostly clean and uncut deck to allow you to scratchbuild as much detail as you like.
If you're not quite that ambitions, the cardstock template allows you to mark the holes present in the plastic deck so that you can build the kit with the components in the box. Or you can choose any point in-between. Lastly, we also provide laser cut components to cover the flying bridge in real wood, too. A nice added touch of realism for your build. Decks are precision measured and cut to 1/100 of an inch accuracy, and all of our decks are custom tested on actual plastic kits.
This deck is known to fit the Revell 1/96 CSS Alabama. If you want to make a CSS Alabama that has super-accurate detail, a gorgeous real wood deck, and historically accurate gun sweeps, there is no better way to go than this deck. THIS IS FOR A PRISTINE FACTORY DECK.
We won't offer these at a discount very often, so act now! The item "Wood Deck with Photo Etch by Scaledecks. Com corrects 1/96 CSS Alabama Revell kit" is in sale since Friday, March 17, 2017.
This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats, Ships\Plastic". The seller is "scaledecks" and is located in Foothill Ranch, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Brazil, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam.